Press Releases

DPW Working to Address Shortened Water Bills

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works has become aware of water bills that were recently sent out with a shortened reading period. The shortened reads were caused by a glitch when a security patch was installed on the billing computer. 

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Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reported at Charles and Lanvale Streets

On Thursday, Sept. 14, a sanitary sewer overflow occurred at North Charles and West Lanvale Streets. This overflow began at 12:30 p.m. and lasted for approximately two hours.  This is a structured overflow site which discharged an estimated 141,000 gallons into the Jones Falls.

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New Rules for Stormwater Fee Credits Take Effect for Baltimore City

New rules are now in place for Baltimore’s stormwater fee and credit regulations. The new regulations make it easier to earn credits, and provide opportunities for some organizations to be exempt from paying the fee.


Register Now for the Mayor’s Oct. 28 Fall Cleanup

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E.,  has announced that registration has begun for Mayor Catherine E. Pugh’s Fall Cleanup.  

DPW Finds Broken Sewer Pipe During Routine Sampling

Routine stream sampling by Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) employees has found an underground release of sewage traced to a broken sewer pipe in the 2500 block of W. Lexington St.

DPW Implements Emergency Plans to Prepare for Possible Impact of Hurricane Irma

In anticipation that Hurricane Irma may affect the Baltimore area next week, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is taking steps to keep its around-the-clock water operations up and running.

Baltimore Welcomes World’s Solid Waste Industry

Many of the proactive cleaning programs operated by Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ (DPW) Bureau of Solid Waste will be spotlighted as WASTECON comes to Baltimore September 25-27. 


DPW Director Chow Receives Top Honor of Water Industry Group

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., was honored by the Chesapeake Section of the American Water Works Association with the George Warren Fuller Award, the most prestigious award that the group bestows. 


Household Hazardous Waste drop-off days are this Friday, Saturday

Baltimore City Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., today reminds citizens that Household Hazardous Waste drop-offs will be accepted on Friday and Saturday, September 1-2, at the Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson Street.   

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DPW Offices, Yards Closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4

DPW Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., reminds citizens that Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, is a City holiday. DPW offices and yards will be CLOSED.